Campbell says Bubba Nosferatu is dead
Oh this is terrible news, there's not going to be another Bubba film, well not with Bruce Campbell in it, as he announces that he's having nothing to do with the sequel to Bubba Ho-tep (Filmstalker review) Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires. Here are his exact words:
“[BUBBA NOSFERATU] is dead to me,” Campbell said flatly. “It sleeps with the fishes. Don Coscarelli is a very passionate filmmaker. We got to a few points [developing the screenplay] that we couldn’t reconcile. I want to keep our friendship, so we parted ways. So I’m not part of that project.”
He said this to Fangoria radio, and Meh from HorrorMovies.ca caught the story. This really is sad news and it sounds incredibly final to me, especially as Paul Giamatti said just recently he was so keen on the project, but it does back up his comments that Bruce Campbell was holding up the film.
I have a huge love for the original, and you have to think that there's something big changing to make Bruce Campbell say no to the project don't you? Personally I would think that it's the big change that moves the events to a younger time in Elvis' life so that the story becomes about Elvis rather than the old Elvis. I think that move would make it lose a lot of the original charm.